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Food: King Arthur Baking Co. Bread Contest

Food: King Arthur Baking Co. Bread Contest

August 17, 2021

The top bread bakers rose to the top in the King Arthur Baking Company Bread Baking Contest, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Kim Kietzman of Altoona won First Place Overall and a $200 gift card.

Charlie Baumhover of Indianola earned Second Place Overall and a $150 gift card. Nancy Johnson of Story City claimed Third Place Overall, the Sweepstakes Award and a $75 gift card.

Valerie Singer of Altoona won the Reserve Sweepstakes Award.

Entries were judged on flavor, appearance and texture.

Complete results follow:

Artisan

1) Charlie Baumhover, Indianola

2) Jeffrey King, Newton

3) Matthew Phoenix, Ankeny

Beer

1) None awarded

2) None awarded

3) Michelle Burgmeier, Lockridge

Black Olive Pesto Bread

1) Valerie Singer, Altoona

Braided

1) Chris Shelton, Des Moines

2) Nancy Johnson, Story City

3) Jenna Brady, Runnells

Bread Machine Bread

1) Phyllis Olson, Newton

Caraway Rye

1) None awarded

2) Penny Murphy, Des Moines

Cheesy Potato

1) None awarded

Cinnamon

1) Jeffrey King, Newton

2) Chris Shelton, Des Moines

3) Michelle Burgmeier, Lockridge

Egg

1) None awarded

English Muffin

1) None awarded

2) Samuel Burdess, Boone

Focaccia

1) Kim Kietzman, Altoona

2) Valerie Singer, Altoona

3) Jenna Brady, Runnells

French

1) None awarded

Gluten Free

1) None awarded

Herb

1) None awarded

2) Nancy Johnson, Story City

3) Louise Piper, Garner

Mixed Grain

1) None awarded

2) Valerie Singer, Altoona

Oatmeal

1) Nancy Johnson, Story City

2) Heather Collier, Des Moines

3) Michelle Burgmeier, Lockridge

Potato

1) Nancy Johnson, Story City

2) Marjorie Macken, Readlyn

Raisin

1) Nancy Johnson, Story City

2) Louise Piper, Garner

Raisin-Cinnamon

1) Jeffrey King, Newton

2) Heather Collier, Des Moines

Rye

1) Phyllis Olson, Newton

2) Louise Piper, Garner

Sesame Cheddar

1) Valerie Singer, Altoona

Sourdough

1) Ronald Marr, Waukee

2) Louise Piper, Garner

3) Matthew Phoenix, Ankeny

White

1) Samuel Burdess, Boone

2) Ronald Marr, Waukee

3) Jeffrey King, Newton

Whole Wheat

1) Nancy Johnson, Story City

2) Michelle Burgmeier, Lockridge

3) Ronald Marr, Waukee

Yeast Bread Other Than Named

1) Heather Collier, Des Moines

2) Michelle Burgmeier, Lockridge

3) Natalie Larson, Des Moines

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.